06-21-2004, 09:21 PM
Join Date: Jun 2004
| | Green Water
Heres the situation...
Week 1 Got a 75G tank, filled it with plants
DIY CO2. 2 pop bottles, each bottle last about 2 weeks, but 1 bottle is changed every Saturday. About 1 bubble every 2 seconds which is fed to a very small powerhead.
Lights is very intense from the SUN from about 6Am till about 9 and then the intensity is reduced gradually up to about 5 PM, The tank is outside, under the roof
after a week I got a little green coloration in the water...but still clear...
After 1 week, Added TETRA Floratide...plants responded ...the roots of the plants started growing like crazy..
After 1 week, I removed all the plants, and changed the aquascape, it now looks much much better...The Cabomba is growing like weeds as well as another plant species which I dont have the name at the moment
Then I notices that the water started turning green, green in such a way that I can not see the plants at the back..its a Cloudy Green color and got some hair Algae
Changed 90 % of the water....but the green water came back after about 4 days
Added 5 Rosey Barbs...Hair Algae gone for good...for now....
just added a filter, H2O goes into someWhite Filter Media and some bio balls which produces some surface agitation, rate is about 2970 Lph
Will Green Water eventually go away, once the other plants are established ?
Test Kits are hard to find in this part of the globe..(Philippines), if there are, its pretty expensive and not currently an option...
Any sure thing to add to the tank, that will make the green water go away...should I add fertilizer ?...only one available is Tetra Florapride..
Tetra Algimin is available and quite inexpensize 4 USD, its an algaecide...not sure if the documentation is telling the whole truth..says safe for plants and fish...but I heard that its banned in the US
Daphnia is not available...